Assistant Teaching Professor at Georgetown

The Department of Biology at Georgetown University invites applications for a position as a Teaching Assistant Professor. We seek a science educator to actively collaborate with current faculty in the delivery and administration of our undergraduate curriculum. Teaching responsibilities will include courses for majors and non-majors in such areas as genetics, molecular biology, cellular biology, development, and/or biochemistry. Duties will also include teaching in our yearlong introductory biology sequence. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or related field, teaching experience, enthusiasm for science education, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in undergraduate science education. We are committed to expanding access to a quality education in biology for a more diverse and inclusive population of students. Non-tenure-line teaching positions are nine-month appointments in which effort is devoted primarily to instruction, but departmental service and professional development are also expected.

The Department of Biology is a welcoming and collaborative environment of passionate teachers, outstanding researchers, and eager learners. Click for more information about the Department of Biology. Learn more about Georgetown University’s framework for retention and promotion of non-tenure-line instructional faculty.

Applicants should submit:

  • a brief cover letter summarizing their qualifications
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching dossier of no more than 10 pages to include
    • a philosophy of teaching statement
    • a diversity statement describing how diversity figures into their professional experience and how attention to diversity would be included in their teaching and mentoring
    • (optional) exemplar activities or assessments and/or teaching evaluations
  • names and contact information of three references

Application Instructions
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Review of applications will begin on March 4, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. This position will begin August 1, 2022 for a Fall term start. The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal. Potential applicants can contact Dr. Manus Patten with questions.

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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